1) I will assume going to the movies,and other loud events,will require some type of protection from now on to avoid further damage. My question is, would ear plugs work well? and is there any specific type/brand that seem to be most effective and comfortable? I still want to hear what i'm going to see,while cutting down on the volume. 2) Airline travel...has anyone had issues with their T. after flying? I ask because my family and I are planning to go to Florida this fall,and I admit to being a bit concerned now,if this doesn't settle down,as to what the air pressure change might do to my T.